Table 2

Dietary data for the study group

Dietary Data

Male (N = 131)

Female (N = 33)

Total (N = 164)


MEDFICTS Data:

Diet Group Distribution (%)*

High fat diet

19.8

9.1

17.7

Step 1 diet

44.3

39.4

43.3

Step 2 diet

35.9

51.5

39.0

Total MEDFICTS Score

49 ± 27**

41 ± 27

48 ± 27

Block Dietary Data:

Total Calories

1576 ± 674

1321 ± 530

1525 ± 654

% fat

35.8 ± 14.0

34.4 ± 1.0

35.5 ± 13.0

% saturated fat

12.7 ± 0.4

12.2 ± 0.4

12.6 ± 0.4

Cholesterol (mg/dl)

283 ± 311

201 ± 98

267 ± 283


* MEDFICTS Diet Groups: High fat diet group: MEDFICTS score >70 Step 1 diet group: MEDFICTS score: 40–70 <30% fat, <10% saturated fat, <300 mg/dl cholesterol Step 2 diet group: MEDFICTS score <40 <30% fat, <7% saturated fat, <200 mg/dl cholesterol Data shown are means ± standard deviations.

Taylor et al. Nutrition Journal 2003 2:4   doi:10.1186/1475-2891-2-4

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